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Rowland, Laura Joh

Overview
Works: 169 works in 465 publications in 5 languages and 19,346 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Detective and mystery fiction  Historical fiction  Domestic fiction  Biographical fiction  Novels  Samurai fiction  Suspense fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3568.O934, 813.54
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Publications about Laura Joh Rowland
Publications by Laura Joh Rowland
Most widely held works by Laura Joh Rowland
Red chrysanthemum by Laura Joh Rowland( Book )
18 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 1,107 libraries worldwide
In 1698 Japan, samurai detective Sano Ichirō finds his role as the shogun's trusted advisor threatened when the shogun's heir, Lord Mori, is found murdered, with Sano's pregnant wife, Reiko, lying beside him, naked and covered in blood
Shinjū by Laura Joh Rowland( Book )
28 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,040 libraries worldwide
In 17th Century Japan, Sano Ichiro, senior police commander, investigates the death of a noblewoman and a peasant who drowned in a river tied to each other. Officials say a love-suicide, but Ichiro says murder and sees a suspect in the royal family--for which he is fired. But he doesn't give up
The secret adventures of Charlotte Brontë by Laura Joh Rowland( Book )
19 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 997 libraries worldwide
Upon learning that she has been falsely accused of plagiarism, the normally mild-mannered Charlotte Brontë sets off for London to clear her name. But when she unintentionally witnesses a murder, Charlotte finds herself embroiled in a dangerous chain of events that forces her to confront demons from her past.--From publisher description
The fire kimono by Laura Joh Rowland( Book )
11 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 963 libraries worldwide
Japan, March 1700. Troops ambush and attack Lady Reiko, the wife of Sano Ichiro, the samurai detective who has risen to power and influence. The troops who have attacked Reiko appear to belong to Sano's enemy, Lord Matsudaira, who denies all responsibility. But if the rivals are not to blame, who is?
Black Lotus by Laura Joh Rowland( Book )
9 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 925 libraries worldwide
Ichiro Sano's investigation of a triple murder at the Black Lotus Temple in 17th century Japan leads him to suspect an orphan girl. His wife, Reiko, believes the girl is innocent and starts her own investigation
The snow empress by Laura Joh Rowland( Book )
9 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 860 libraries worldwide
In 1699 Japan, when their son is kidnapped by dangerous rivals jealous over his influence in the shogun's court, Sano Ichiro and his wife, Reiko, search desperately for the boy, only to be trapped by Lord Matsumae, who has been driven mad by the murder of his mistress
The cloud pavilion by Laura Joh Rowland( Book )
6 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 813 libraries worldwide
In the aftermath of a woman's brutal attack in 1701 Japan, samurai detective turned chamberlain Sano Ichiro suspects the true motives of a formerly exiled rival who has been oddly cooperative, a situation that is further complicated by a relative's disappearance
The pillow book of Lady Wisteria by Laura Joh Rowland( Book )
11 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 788 libraries worldwide
When the shogun's young cousin and heir apparent is found murdered in the bed of Lady Wisteria, the shogun's Most Honorable Investigator of Events, Situations, and People is called upon to solve the crime
The dragon king's palace by Laura Joh Rowland( Book )
10 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 750 libraries worldwide
When four women, including his wife, are kidnapped and imprisoned in the tower of a ruined palace, Sano Ichiro is directed by his shogun under penalty of death to work with his enemies in order to secure the women's freedom
The way of the traitor : a samurai mystery by Laura Joh Rowland( Book )
17 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in English and held by 717 libraries worldwide
In 1690 Nagasaki, the body of a Dutch trader washes up on the coast where foreign "barbarians" are lodged and guarded. Japan's preeminent detective-samurai, Sano Ichiro, risks his honor and his life to find the killer
The assassin's touch by Laura Joh Rowland( Book )
3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 690 libraries worldwide
When the shogun's chief intelligence officer suddenly drops dead during a horse race at Edo Castle, the shogun enlists the talents of Sano Ichiro to investigate, putting the sleuth on the trail of a secret movement looking to overthrow the regime
The incense game : a novel of feudal Japan by Laura Joh Rowland( Book )
10 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 690 libraries worldwide
When the shogun's carefully regulated court is thrown into chaos by a massive earthquake in 1703 Japan, Sano Ichiro investigates the poisoning murders of a nobleman's daughters to prevent the regime's takeover
The Ronin's mistress by Laura Joh Rowland( Book )
9 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 687 libraries worldwide
"A brilliant new twist on the fabled tale of the 47 Ronin, from an author with "a painter's eye for the minutiae of court life [and] a politician's ear for intrigue."--The New York Times Book Review Japan, 1703. On a snowy night, 47 warriors murder the man at the center of the scandal that turned them from samurai into masterless ronin two years before. Clearly this was an act of revenge--but why did they wait so long? And is there any reason they should not immediately be ordered to commit ritual suicide? Sano Ichiro, demoted from Chamberlain to his old post as Most Honorable Investigator of Events, Situations, and People, has mere days to solve the greatest mystery of samurai legend--while his own fortunes hang in the balance"--
The Shogun's daughter by Laura Joh Rowland( Book )
10 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 655 libraries worldwide
When the shogun is forced to claim an illegitimate son as his heir after the death of his only child, Sano Ichirō, believing the malevolent youth to be part of a plot to seize power, risks the safety and honor of his family to uncover the truth
Bedlam : the further secret adventures of Charlotte Brontë by Laura Joh Rowland( Book )
5 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 641 libraries worldwide
After the death of her siblings, Charlotte has few people she can trust, and feels more alone than ever. While visiting London, Charlotte goes on a tour of Bedlam, where she is sure she recognizes a struggling Mr. Slade, her long-missing ex-lover, strapped to one of the stretchers. Of course, she starts digging, and soon finds herself trying to reveal a secret that high-powered men would, and do, kill to protect
The iris fan : a novel of Feudal Japan by Laura Joh Rowland( Book )
5 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 594 libraries worldwide
"Japan, 1709. The shogun is old and ailing. Amid the ever-treacherous intrigue in the court, Sano Ichirō has been demoted from chamberlain to a lowly patrol guard. His relationship with his wife Reiko is in tatters, and a bizarre new alliance between his two enemies Yanagisawa and Ienobu has left him bewildered and wary. Yet, Sano's dedication to the way of the warrior--the samurai code of honor--is undiminished. Then a harrowing, almost inconceivable crime takes place. In his own palace, the shogun is stabbed with a fan made of painted silk with sharp-pointed iron ribs. Sano is restored to the rank of chief investigator to find the culprit. This is the most significant, and most dangerous, investigation of his career. If the shogun's heir is displeased, he will have Sano and his family put to death without waiting for the shogun's permission, then worry about the consequences later. And Sano has enemies of his own, as well as unexpected allies. As the previously unimaginable death of the shogun seems ever more possible, Sano finds himself at the center of warring forces that threaten not only his own family but Japan itself. Riveting and richly imagined, with a magnificent sense of time and place, The Iris Fan is the triumphant conclusion to Laura Joh Rowland's brilliant series of thrillers set in feudal Japan"--
The samurai's wife by Laura Joh Rowland( Book )
3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 591 libraries worldwide
Sano Ichiro, special investigator to the shogun, discovers that he needs the help of his new wife Reiko more than ever after he finds himself embroiled in a case involving a sinister murderer
The Ripper's shadow : a Victorian mystery by Laura Joh Rowland( Book )
7 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 574 libraries worldwide
"The year is 1888 and Jack the Ripper begins his reign of terror. Miss Sarah Bain, a photographer in Whitechapel, is an independent woman with dark secrets. In the privacy of her studio, she supplements her meager income by taking illicit 'boudoir photographs' of the town's local ladies of the night. But when two of her models are found gruesomely murdered within weeks of one another, Sarah begins to suspect it's more than mere coincidence. Teamed with a motley crew of friends, including a street urchin, a gay aristocrat, a Jewish butcher and his wife, and a beautiful young actress--Sarah delves into the crime of the century. But just as she starts unlocking the Ripper's secrets, she catches the attention of the local police, who believe she knows more than she's revealing, as well as from the Ripper himself, now bent on silencing her and her friends for good. Caught in the crosshairs of a ruthless killer, Sarah races through Whitechapel's darkest alleys to find the truth, until she makes a shocking discovery that challenges everything she thought she knew about the case"--Book jacket
The perfumed sleeve by Laura Joh Rowland( Book )
3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 574 libraries worldwide
When 1694 Edo erupts into violence in the wake of a conflict between two rival factions, the shogun's investigator, Sano Ichiro, is urged by both sides to join their numbers, a situation that turns deadly when a high-ranking official is murdered
The concubine's tattoo by Laura Joh Rowland( Book )
3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 569 libraries worldwide
A shogun's concubine dies in 17th century Japan, poisoned by the ink she used to tattoo her private parts. As he investigates the murder, Inspector Sano Ichiro is drawn into a world of intrigue among the shogun's women. By the author of The Way of the Traitor
 
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Alternative Names
Joh Rowland, Laura 1953-
laura j. rowland
Laura Joh Rowland Amerikaans auteur
Laura Joh Rowland US-amerikanische Autorin
Laura Joh Rowlandová
Roulėnd, Lora Džo
Rowland, Laura J.
Лора Джо Роуланд
Роулэнд, Лора Джо
ローラ・ジョー・ローランド
Languages
English (187)
Italian (5)
Hebrew (2)
Portuguese (1)
Dutch (1)
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